F1 » Lewis Hamilton: Maybe it's because I'm black...

An angry Lewis Hamilton was in no mood for pulling punches after what he described as a 'shambles' of a 2011 Monaco Grand Prix, during which he claimed some of his rivals were 'frickin' ridiculous' and the treatment he received 'an absolute joke'

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May 29, 2011 8:40 PM
Last Edited 1558 days ago

As some who is black, I'm very disappointed that Lewis pull the race card on this one.

Yes, some of the incidents in the past have been questionable but today was not one. Yes he was clearly faster than Massa and Pastor but he let his impatience and frustration with the lack of a place to pass get the best of him. There is no were to get a clean past at Monaco and as the racer he is he tried. So don't cry when it doesn't work out and get slapped on the wrist.

Racism is a serious subject that is not to be taken lightly. It's embarrassing for me for him to pullout the race card on something that was obviously his doing. There are times that Lewis gets a lot a flack from fans and media for things some times unnecessary and maybe some times it is attributed to racism but this is not one of those times.

DW - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 8:41 PM

He's basically accused all the race stewards we've had this year of being racist.

I'd be keen to hear their response to this.
& what about the FIA's official position on that accusation?

"Sorry" just isn't going to cut it.

Michael - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 8:52 PM
Last Edited 1558 days ago

Well I have to agree with him, they CLEARLY have an issue of some sort with Lewis. The fact is he is one of the stand out drivers even when his car is not as competitive as the Red Bulls. He is also one of THE most exciting drivers and that should be encouraged but it seems that whenever he performs he is penalised.

I can't understand why his colour should be making a difference in 2011 but it is!

People will be up in arms because he used the "race card" but I dont see why, a spade is a spade!

racy - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 8:52 PM
Last Edited 1558 days ago

But a question folks, what is his problem? A highly paid and talented driver in the best motorsport around and he comes up with this garbage. Tighten up Hammy, stuff happens. As a fellow stated earlier, watch the last lap at Indy today. Now that was cruel beyond words and he said not a bad word since, like you, he messed up. Adio all

bojan - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 8:53 PM

He has been to the stewards five times in six races - most drivers would have taken the hint by now. He has great car control and a never say die attitude, but if he is to become a great driver he needs to show more respect for his fellow drivers, and above all he needs to use a bit of intelligence. Though to listen to the things he says, I'm not sure he's got a lot...

Ich - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 9:05 PM

Maybe it's because you are a Montoya or a Simoncelli of the situation (but I like Sic!) and nothing more.
Third fastest on equal machinery, has to make up for it with some (half)bold maneuvers.

Scott Wilcox

May 29, 2011 9:08 PM

At some point every black athlete seems to roll out the race card. This is just about as pathetic as it gets. Each of his penalties ere no different then those applied to other drivers in the race. I guess he's lobbying for Formula One's equivalent of Affirmative Action. At each race he should be awarded 5 grid spots because he's black. Prize money should be doubled because he's black. How pathetic.

Valentino Rossi - Unregistered

May 29, 2011 9:11 PM

A racers racer ... racing in the wrong era ... too much elf and safety now ... chuck away remark of typical British humour ... now someone wants to make an issue with that

Kick **** Lewis , you da man (-:

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